A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Don't wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
Please all, and you will please none.
Listen if you want to be heard
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Only you can control your future.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.